Chesterfield County VA Traffic Lawyer

Most Chesterfield VA traffic violations are issued on the Virginia Uniform Summons or traffic ticket

Chesterfield Traffic Ticket

Chesterfield County law enforcement actively and aggressively enforce the traffic laws. The Virginia Motor Vehicle Code outlaws thousands of traffic offenses. Traffic Violations can range from serious felonies to minor traffic tickets. Many Chesterfield County traffic cases are classified as misdemeanors. Reckless driving, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license and DUI are serious traffic violations. A conviction for any traffic offense can jeopardize your freedom and your future depending on the nature of the offense. Our Chesterfield County VA Traffic Lawyers are professionals that can help you better understand your situation.

Virginia Traffic violation convictions may be punishable as follows:

Chesterfield County Traffic Lawyer Client Review

I was heading home to NY from a funeral in NC and was pulled over in VA. The trooper informed me that it's reckless driving in VA going over 80 mph. This is the first time I was pulled over for such a fractious situation. As you might imagine I was saddened by the loss of a family member only to encounter this on my way back. Little did I know that a reckless driving offense in VA carries a misdemeanor charge. Panicked, I hired Mitch through a colleague at work who happened to use his services. I did not regret it at all. Office staff and Mr. Wells himself were true professionals and eased my nerves at a delicate time. Please use this gentlemen for your needs though I hope my experience will teach others to slow down. It's not worth it. When i did the math at the speed limit versus speeding, it only saved me an hour. My advise? Slow down.

Experienced Traffic Attorneys Chesterfield County

the chesterfield traffic court is part of the chesterfield county court complex Riley & Wells is a prestigious local law firm that defends Chesterfield VA traffic cases. Our lawyers have a successful track record of defending Chesterfield traffic violations. We represent clients accused of traffic offenses before the Chesterfield Courts every week.  Our Chesterfield Traffic Court Attorneys have accumulated over 45 years of collective experience.  Our law firm has been recognized for legal excellence by the legal community. We are an “AV Preeminent” rated law firm by Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is reserved for elite attorneys with high ethical standards. We examine every case with care and prepare each matter for trial.  Our goal is simple – to secure our client the best possible outcome under the law. We have the ability to prevent bad things from happening. Our lawyers often defend the following types of Chesterfield County traffic violations:

  • Habitual Offender
  • Eluding the Police
  • Hit & Run-Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Driving Without a Valid License
  • Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License
  • Commercial Driver’s License Violations
  • License Restoration
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Out Of State Drivers
  • Accidents
  • Moving Violations
  • Driving Without Automobile Insurance

Traffic Violations | Demerit Points | Driving Record | Insurance

When you are convicted of a traffic violation, the court notifies the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). DMV does the following: Posts the conviction to your driving record; Assigns you demerit points according to the severity of the offense; Issues an order of suspension, if applicable; Issues an order requiring the successful completion of a driver improvement clinic, if applicable; and Notifies your insurance company upon request. Traffic Violations And Demerit Points The following lists present the traffic violations that have demerit points. These violations are grouped according to the number of DMV demerit points assigned to each violation. The number of years that the conviction stays on your DMV record is in parentheses beside each violation. An asterisk (*) indicates that the conviction remains on your record permanently. Six Point Violations Four Point Violations Three Point Violations DMV is not liable for damages that may result from errors on these lists. For a full description of violations and penalties, contact us. This information may change without prior notice. Demerit points will also be assigned to your record for traffic convictions incurred in other states. DMV also posts to your record traffic violations that do not carry demerit points. Length Of Time On Your Record The length of time that a conviction stays on your record depends on the severity of the violation. If you receive an order or notice of revocation, suspension, disqualification or cancellation, your convictions could remain on your record for even longer than specified in one of these lists. DMV demerit points remain on your record for two years from the date that you commit the offense. The dates that demerit points are removed from your driving record are not related to the dates that convictions are removed from your record. Insurance Company Points Your insurance company may also assign points on your insurance record. Insurance company points are developed by individual companies and are not related to DMV demerit points.

NOTE: Do not pre-pay your Chesterfield County traffic ticket without consulting an experienced attorney. Do not appear in Court alone without first consulting a lawyer. Do not be intimidated in the courtroom. We offer free no obligation initial consultations. Our Chesterfield VA Traffic Lawyers will be able to explain how we can assist you with your case.

Chesterfield Hit & Run while Suspended DUI Related REDUCED

In this case, our Chesterfield VA Traffic Attorneys represented a traffic accident client. Our client had problems with his driving privileges and left the scene of the crash. Our client lost his driving privileges before the accident due to a DUI conviction. Our client was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident in violation of Va. Code 46.2-894 and driving in violation of a DUI issued restricted license in violation of Va. Code 18.2-272. Defending hit & run accident cases and restricted driving allegations can be complex. We developed arguments to both of the allegations that protected our client.  We presented our theory of the case to the Court and the Commonwealth Attorney. The evidence and arguments we provided allowed us to favorably resolve both allegations. The leaving the scene of an accident case was nolle prosequi or dropped by the prosecution. The driving suspended DUI related was the more serious offense. We were able to get this case dropped to driving without a valid driver’s license. The reduction to the driving suspended was crucial. A conviction for 18.2-272 carries a loss of driving privileges for 12 months. No restricted driving is permissible if convicted of 18.2-272. Avoiding a term of incarceration is also always important. Protecting the client’s freedom is always the primary goal.

Chesterfield County Suspended Driver’s License Attorney

Chesterfield County Traffic Lawyers

Chesterfield County Suspended Driver’s License REDUCED

Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License is a serious matter for the Chesterfield Courts. The Chesterfield County Courts hear countless suspended driver’s license cases.  The Court often incarcerates the convicted defendant and imposes further loss of driving privileges. We have a track record of success with these types of cases in the Chesterfield courts. Our attorneys regularly represent clients in the Chesterfield Courts who have driver license problems. In this case, our client was charged with two counts of failure to appear and driving with a revoked license. Our client lost his driving privileges due to a civil judgment before driving in this case. Our client missed two court dates while his case was pending before he retained counsel. Our lawyers were able to assist the client in regaining his driving privileges. On the trial date, we made various successful arguments.  We were able to protect our client’s driving privileges and freedom.

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By Mitch Wells 11/10/2015 | Updated 5/11/2018